Annual Kerala State Student Convention of Computer Society of India (CSI) (Region VII) on the theme “Empowering Villages through Emerging ICTS” was conducted on 30th October 2014. Bri. Bakthi Priyamrita Chaithanya, Principal, Amrita Vidyalayam did the Lamp Lighting and Dr. U. Krishnakumar, Director, delivered the welcome address.

The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. P. T. Mathew, Chief General Manager, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) and felicitation was given by Sri. S. P. Soman, Regional Vice President (VII), Computer Society of India. Dr. M.V. Judy Head of the Department, (CS & IT) delivered the Vote of Thanks. A Panel Discussion on the theme was conducted. Panel of experts were Sri. V.T. Santhosh, General Manager, NICSI, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Sri. N.S. Ranganadhan, Competency Head, Wipro, Sri. P.R. Krishnanand, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).The moderator was Prof. M.B. Santhosh Kumar, Professor and Head, Dept. of I.T., School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT ), presently the Secretary, CSI Cochin Chapter. About 100 participants including students and teachers from various colleges inside and outside Kerala registered and participated for the one day convention.

More than 300 CSI student members from within the campus also participated and did voluntary service. As part of the convention, few contests like ICT Quiz, Multimedia Contest [Poster Designing] and Web Designing were conducted. The winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates.

The winners of ICT Quiz are:
First Prize - Amal Prakash (MCA III Sem) and Anjana Bency (BCA III Sem)- ASAS, Kochi
Second Prize - Gaurav Singh and Bhawesh Kumar Singh(B.Tech, School of Engineering, CUSAT)
The winners of Multimedia Contest [Poster Designing] are: 
First Prize - Sreedevi Jayaram (B.Sc.VM 5th Sem) Second - Alwin Francis and Jerin Sebastin (College of Applied Sciences, Chelakkara)
The winners of Multimedia Contests [Poster Designing are:
First Prize - Anandhu T R (MFA - ACM)
Second - Vishnu VV (MCA III)

Event Details
2014-10-30 08:30 to 16:00
School of Arts and Sciences